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Tree for windy/sunny garden?

Looking for advice for a tree for my sunny/windy garden. Currently have an acer that has wind burn so looking for another tree that will survive and would like something colourful? Any advice appreciated


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    How about a Rowan?  The red berries are very decorative and loved by birds.  It's a tough tree which should thrive in almost any conditions (it's not known as Mountain Ash for nothing!) image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks! I'll go hunting for one now!
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    My favourite would be an Amelanchier, spring blossom, autumn colour.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,539

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    Such an interesting history and now so rare.

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  • It's a small area so a big beast wouldn't suffice!
  • SHJSHJ Posts: 5

    I agree about the Amelanchier - really beautiful small tree (slow growing). Has lovely white flowers in the spring and stunning red foliage in autumn with berries for the birds. Our garden is in a windy/sunny area and this tree has been fine.

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